Foley, Peter

Birth Date

10th September 1956


Bicester, Oxfordshire



Biographical Text

Peter Foley, who scored over seventy goals in around 275 league games for Oxford United, made a single appearance for Exeter City in 1987. He had recently been playing for Witney Town.

A Republic of Ireland youth international, Peter made his name with Oxford United whom he initially joined as an apprentice. Becoming a full professional in September 1974 he went on to make 277 league appearances for the club scoring 71 goals.

After a short loan spell with Gillingham, he left Oxford in 1983 to play for Bulova (Hong Kong) and Aldershot before moving into non-league football. Then, having been with Witney Town, Peter returned to the Football League when he signed for Exeter City on non-contract forms in March 1987. Only briefly at the club he made a solitary appearance for the Grecians in a 2-2 draw at Peterborough United.

After leaving the professional game for good Peter built a career in non-league management with Thame United, Oxford City, Marlow, Brackley Town, Didcot Town and Ardley United. whilst - outside of football - going on to work in the wealth management sector. 





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